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can give our country a stronger, healthier economy. a stronger economy means more revenue, which is what the president seeks. >> this isn't something that i'm going to draw the lines in the sand, he's not going to draw any lines in the sand, i don't believe, and i think we need to work together. >> the president will also have to contend with a major staff shake up. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary tim geithner have both said they're ready to move on, and there are also indications that mary schapiro will follow suit as well. dan lothian is following all these developments. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning. that's the game, i guess, that's played every time you have transition, every four years or so, inside washington. you start talking about what names will be replacing those who will be leaving. nothing official from the white house on this kind of movement, but one of the names that's been thrown around, senator john kerry, who helped the president prepare for the debates, has been talked about possibly going to state. there are other name
economy. >> the president also making clear that he has susan rice's back. that's his ambassador, the embattled u.s. ambassador to the united nations. initially she said that that september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-islam film. well, now two top-ranking republicans are vowing to block her nomination if, in fact, she is picked to be the next secretary of state. that had the president very anger. here's what he said. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> white house correspondent dan lothian is in washington, d.c., this morning. let's start first, dan, before we get to the ambassador, the embattled ambassador, let's start with taxes. >> well, yes. you know, republicans pushing back on the president yesterday, because they don't want to see taxes raised, even on wealthy americans, because they believe that that will stifle economic growth and will hit those people who are the job creators. at the same time, there does appear to be this willingness to
a big speech about the economy. one of the main components of the president's spending plan is higher tax rates for the wealthy. that's something that house speaker john boehner doesn't seem to be buying. listen. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. i'm not sure it could pass the senate. >> without a budget compromise, drastic cuts amendmently kick in. that, of course, could send the economy spiraling back into a recession. white house correspondent brianna keilar is live for us this morning from washington. john boehner was the guy who said he didn't think a lame duck congress could do big things. what can be done in the next, what did i say, 53 days? >> well, maybe finding some sort of stopgap measure. some sort of framework on tax reform, soledad. i think that's the goal here. the fact is, house republicans and president obama and senate democrats, they don't really have a choice. they have to do something, and that became very clear yesterday when the cbo put out a report showing that if the country goes over the fiscal cliff you're
and the president act. i'll tell you what falling off that fiscal cliff could mean for you and the greater economy. >>> a massive recall from toyota. millions of cars called in because of a steering problem. what you need to know. >> among our guests today, new york congressman steve israel will be joining us. newt and callista gingrich. author kitty kelley. pennsylvania congressman allyson schwartz. patty murray is with us and director oliver stone. it is wednesday, november 14th. "starting point" begins right now. >> look at me i'm whistling our theme song this morning. you're watching "starting point." the scandal, and it's spreading, is now engulfing two four-star generals. there are some new details about the woman who is at the center of it all. her name is jill kelley. she is described as a tammpy socialite. she first reported she's anonymous harassing e-mails to an fbi agent friend, and that ended up triggering an investigation. those e-mails eventually turned out to be sent by paula broadwell. that would be david petraeus' biographer. and eventually turned out his mistress, as well. we me
those will give us an update on how the economy is doing. maybe even draw ra tension away from the gridlock that we are seeing in washington over the fiscal cliff. >>> okay. add one more to the list. toys "r" us othering early on thanksgiving night at 8:00 p.m. eastern. it's an hour earlier than last year. the retailer says it's focusing on electronics sales including its own tablet devices for kids. target and walmart are following suit, opening earlier on thanksgiving night this year, as well. black friday, soledad, oh, so yesterday. it's thursday now. >> what is that brown thursday? crazy. >> i would never do that. tiki i'm going to ask you about the giants this weekend. i'm gonna. got to move on. still ahead this morning on "starting point," with national security ever put at risk because of general petraeus' affair. a talk with retired general spider marks who's known general petraeus since high school. and jeff gordon did you see this brawl? completely out of control. you know, he is throwing punches. which i have to say he's kind of a mellow guy. >> not exciting enough.
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the house. there's a question that most of us believe it would not be good for our economy to go over the fiscal cliff, that we have to resolve these issues, deal with what is the right tax policy, what is the right spending policy and how do we best grow the economy? i do think we have to stand firm. it's very clear we need new revenue and republicans are saying kind of the right tone but what they're actually saying is still no new revenue. it's got to come from economic growth from tax cuts. it's not a policy that's worked for this country before. it's not a policy we believe will work for this country going forward. we have to get it right. can we get it all done before the end of the year? not so sure about that. but we ought to make some decisions and set ourselves on a path to fiscal reality and fiscal responsibility in a way that makes sure we have a way to bring in new revenue to grow this economy and to protect the government spending that meets obligations to our seniors and to our future. that's a big lift for us to do in a few weeks. >> there's a growing sentiment to thos
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